The Impact of Software-Defined Data Centers on Information Security

Archived Published: 16 October 2012 ID: G00229660


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Leading-edge enterprises' data centers are evolving to software-defined models of IT services that are decoupled from the hardware underneath. To support these shifts, information security services must evolve to become programmable and adaptive.

Table of Contents

  • What You Need to Know
  • Analysis
    • Phase 1: Securing Software-Defined Data Centers
    • Phase 2: Integrating With the Software-Defined Infrastructure
      • Security Doesn't Have to All Move to Software (It Just Helps)
    • Phase 3: Evolving Into Software-Defined Security
    • Bottom Line
    • Tactical Guidelines
  • Recommended Reading
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